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The objective is to delete all the red outlined characters. It allows only 12 key presses and you enter from the bridge above (on either n, d or the space after "find)". Leaving the puzzle resets it.

Map: will find forward map

Available keys: available keys

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Could you clarify what the goal is? I know VIM well enough that I might be able to answer, but I'm not sure exactly you're supposed to do; are you just highlighting the xs or do you want to actually visit them with the cursor? –  Tacroy Feb 4 '13 at 21:56
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Ok I went and did level 1 to get an idea of how this thing works. IIUC you have to use x on the highlighted red characters, and delete all of them in 12 keystrokes. Are you allowed to use :s commands? Otherwise the keys you have available are insufficient - I don't seen any way to do it in 12 keys. You need to go find f and ;, I presume. If not those some other possibilities are /, n, t, and ,. –  jw013 Feb 4 '13 at 22:46

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From the game author:

In order to finish this puzzle, you need to collect the 'f', ';' and ',' keys. Note that when you bump into bushes, you sometimes find things - either keyboard shortcuts or people.

You should go back to the Alice text at the beginning of the level (the long one) and go through all the bushes. There are a lot of things to find. It will also make traversing the text a lot easier.

One more thing, if you're still missing one keystroke to finish this text after you collect everything, remember that ';' and ',' repeat the last search within the line, even if it was not performed on the current text.

Hope that helps.

(emphasis mine)

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Ohhhh I see - so the problem is, the original asker just hasn't found all the keystrokes he needs to solve the puzzle. –  Tacroy Feb 5 '13 at 17:05
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Performing the initial search on another text helped me getting rid of one key stroke that I had too much. –  iltempo May 20 '13 at 17:30
    
Thanks! I also had one too many and couldn't find my way around it. Excellent! –  Euloiix Jun 3 at 16:05

If you type the fx before enter in the text, you only need to use j and ; to solve the puzzle.

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that was a kiker, thanks –  dmi3y Aug 3 '13 at 6:42

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